How Paul Graham Essay on Cities and Ambition Inspires Austin - Bijoy Goswami

In Chapter 12 of 15 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, leadership philosopher Bijoy Goswami shares how essayist, programmer, and Y Combinator founder Paul Graham has inspired both him and the city of Austin. In 2008, Graham wrote an essay, "Cities and Ambition" - - that led to helping the city of Austin, Texas understand its personality and what makes it a unique place to live. Goswami lives in Austin, TX, where he develops models, including MRE, youPlusU, and Bootstrap, to help others live more meaningfully. He teaches his models through community activism, lectures, writing, and online communication. Previously, he co-founded Aviri Software after working at Trilogy Software. Goswami graduated from Stanford University, where he studied Computer Science, Economics, and History.